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Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)

Diario de una ninfómana (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 2008 (Spain)
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A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.

Director:

Christian Molina

Writers:

Cuca Canals (adaptation), Valérie Tasso (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Belén Fabra ... Valérie
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Jaime
Llum Barrera Llum Barrera ... Sonia
Geraldine Chaplin ... Marie Tasso - Abuela de Valére
Ángela Molina ... Cristina
Pedro Gutiérrez Pedro Gutiérrez ... Hassan
José Chaves ... Pedro
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Íñigo
Antonio Garrido ... Giovanni
Jaume García Arija Jaume García Arija ... Alessandro
David Vert David Vert ... Alex
Javier Coromina ... Harry (as Xavi Corominas)
Judith Diakhate ... Cindy
Natasha Yarovenko ... Mae
Laura De Pedro Laura De Pedro ... Isa
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Storyline

In Barcelona, Valére is very attached to her French grandmother Marie Tasso and likes to stay with her. While discussing sex with Val, Marie advises her that it would be important to jot her life experience down and Val decides to write a diary. Val recalls her promiscuous love life and her lovers since her first sexual experience when she was 15-years-old. When Val loses her job in a downsizing, she is simultaneously informed that Marie had a heart attack and she visits her granny one last time who dies. Val looks for a job and when she is interviewed by an executive called Jaime, she falls in love for the first time. However Jaime is not good in bed. They move in together to a magnificent apartment and Val believes she has found the man of her life. Val gets a job with a gay Italian called Harry at a fashion house but Jaime becomes jealous and changes his behavior. Val decides to leave Jaime when she gets pregnant and he does not recognize the baby as his own. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are all nymphs of some sort.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Nymphomaniac See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Canonigo Films, Filmax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the beginning Valerie says that she lost her virginity in 1993 and some minutes later she says "since that passed 14 years". and in the scene where her grand mom is dead there is an engraving on her grave "Marie Tasso 1934-2006" - implying there are only 13 years between 1993 and 2006. See more »

Quotes

Marie Tasso - Abuela de Valére: A woman without a trade has 2 options Marriage or prostitution. That's about the same.
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Crazy Credits

Right before the ending credits are over we can hear Valerie moaning. See more »

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All Is Lost
Written by Jerome Dillon and Claudia Sarne
Edited by Ediciones Musicales Clipper's, S.L.
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Duped into watching this film, I found myself appreciating the deception.

In search of previews for NYMPHOMANIAC (2013) I came across this little gem Posted to YouTube as Nymphomaniac official full HD (2013). It was entirely to delectable to be of the genuine label, but who can resist free samples when pursuing sustenance at the supermarket. Right away I could taste the salty cut of low budget soft core porn disguised as something meatier. Distracted by the horrific notion that my new lap top was experiencing some freakish resolution anomaly as the image twisted and contorted about on the screen, I continued to sit there baffled watching in bewilderment. As odd as it would be for a grand piano to fall from the window of a ten story building, it hit me. No, could this possibly be an attempt at Auteur Theory Porn? By that point, It didn't really matter. The Fear and Loathing camera styling had me so lost in this poor girl's delusions that I simply had to keep watching so I could figure out what was going on inside her head. If you appreciate classic film styling and art cinema then this is a prodigal attempt at Auteur-otica well worth watching. Kudos to the director or Auteur as the case may be.


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